AWS Foundations

A Practiv industry best-practice solution
An Enterprise Landing Zone (ELZ) is a foundational architecture that provides a secure, scalable, and well-governed environment on AWS for enterprise workloads. At Practiv, our expertise lies in delivering ELZ solutions on AWS. With our specialised knowledge and support, we guide organisations through the implementation process, ensuring successful outcomes.

In order to align with the business structure and governance requirements of organisations, we collaborate closely to design and implement a robust account hierarchy. This hierarchy, facilitated by AWS Organizations, allows for the creation of separate AWS accounts based on specific business units, projects, or environments. This approach enables effective isolation and control over resources.

Prioritising the security and compliance needs of our clients, we implement industry best practices and robust security controls across all AWS accounts. Our team establishes strong IAM policies, multi-factor authentication (MFA), centralised logging, monitoring, and encryption mechanisms. These measures ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations, utilising AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Security Hub.

To design a scalable and secure network architecture, we leverage AWS networking services such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), subnets, and security groups. By establishing secure connectivity options, such as VPN connections or AWS Direct Connect, we enable seamless integration between the ELZ and on-premises environments or other networks. This architecture aligns with the organisation's requirements for security and connectivity.

Ensuring efficient management of user access and permissions across AWS accounts, we utilise AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Our team collaborates closely with organisations to define IAM policies, adhering to the principle of least privilege. By integrating the ELZ with corporate identity systems, we enable seamless user management and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities.

Adopting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices, we provision and manage AWS resources within the ELZ. Leveraging AWS CloudFormation or AWS CDK (Cloud Development Kit), we define and deploy infrastructure resources consistently across multiple AWS accounts. This approach enhances reproducibility, version control, and automation, ensuring a reliable and scalable ELZ environment.

We assist organisations in establishing effective governance policies within the ELZ, ensuring optimised costs and resource management. Through enforcing tagging standards, budget controls, and usage policies across AWS accounts, we help organisations maintain cost efficiency. Leveraging tools such as AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS Trusted Advisor, we monitor costs, analyse usage patterns, and optimise resource utilisation within the ELZ.

To achieve operational excellence within the ELZ, we implement robust monitoring, logging, and alerting practices. By leveraging AWS CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and other monitoring tools, we gain visibility into infrastructure, application, and security-related events. Our team assists in establishing automated backups, disaster recovery planning, and high availability configurations, ensuring operational resilience within the ELZ.

Emphasising automation and DevOps principles, we streamline deployments within the ELZ. Through the utilisation of AWS services such as AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, and AWS CodeDeploy, we enable efficient application deployment pipelines. We encourage the adoption of containerization and serverless computing, facilitating scalable and efficient workload deployments within the ELZ.

We provide comprehensive training and support resources to empower organisations in maximising the benefits of their ELZ on AWS. Offering documentation, training materials, and access to AWS support services, we ensure clients have the knowledge and assistance they need. Our focus on fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration within the organisation's AWS community empowers teams to leverage the ELZ effectively.

By partnering with Practiv, organisations gain access to our expertise in delivering ELZ solutions on AWS. Together, we create a secure, scalable, and well-governed environment for enterprise workloads, driving successful outcomes for our clients.